Yellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

One of the common wildflowers found in Illinois' dry-mesic prairies,  usually found growing alongside BeeBalm in the summer.


  • Acronym: RATPIN
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: June-September
  • Typical Height: 48"
  • Light Preference: Full Sun
  • Soil Preference: Dry-Mesic
  • Root Structure: Rhizome
  • Stratification: Cold & Moist for 30 Days
  • Seeds per Ounce: 30,000*
  • Seeds per Packet: 750*
  • IL County Ecotypes we Grow**
    1. Kane County
    2. LaSalle County
    3. Livingston County
    4. Marshall County
    5. Piatt County


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • None


Other common names used for this species:

  • Grey-Headed Coneflower


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.

**We have listed the County ecotypes that we grow for this species, this ecotype may or may not be available at the time of your order. If you prefer one of the ecotypes over another please type it into the "Additional Info Section" and we'll provide that ecotype if it's available, if it is not available we will provide one of the other ecotypes listed.

Ratibida pinnata - Per Ounce